Chris Vail has been the Executive Director of Keep Keith County Beautiful for the past 6 years. As a Program Manager and an environmental educator, she has assisted the Ogallala Public Schools in the successful development of recycling programs and education, earning the organization numerous awards and prize dollars from the PepsiCo Recycle Rally, Keep Nebraska Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful. Chris has a BSC in Marketing and Organizational Communications from Ohio University and has worked for Procter and Gamble in brand management, Vail Associates in communications, and Metro Networks in corporate development before starting her own company in the promotional fulfillment industry. A resident of Lake McConaughy, she has developed programs at Lake McConaughy for recycling, cigarette litter prevention and her organization has adopted Martin Bay as a part of their commitment to NE Game and Parks. She is also responsible for the Hub and Spoke model of collection in Western Nebraska working closely with the local MRF. Chris sits on the Keep America Beautiful Education Advisory Board and looks forward to assisting NRC and the state of Nebraska in educating a new age of environmentalism.